Last Updated: Dec 12, 2012
Last month we saw 2 Usenet search icons, Mysterbin, and then Newzbin2, finally close their site forever, and a few days ago it was announced on the NZBMatrix website that they were following suit. According to their letter they suffered failing finances, and innumerable DMCA takedown notices that just couldn’t be handled by what little staff they had left.
While the entertainment industry will be crowing over their latest victories, they may not realize how little damage that they actually cause to the Usenet community. In fact, they do more damage in the area of taking away personal incomes than they have actually impacted any real piracy issues on Usenet. But there are more than a couple of ways to get the NZB files you need, Here’s a couple:
One has to wonder why the entertainment industry has gone after the satellite freebie services of the Usenet community. While this kind of takedown is effective at removing services from being easily accessible, there are too many ways to get around the inconvenience, and that’s what it is, a minor inconvenience. The ones that they hurt the most with these actions are the operators, who are just trying to feed their families…like the rest of us.